“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
There is space in the coaching relationship to reflect upon how you respond to life and what possibilities exist for you. Wonder provides the backdrop for your truth to shine through, and acceptance and action follow.
I have coached people on family issues, relationships, empty nesting, career changes, parent-teen separation, weight management, debt reduction, illness, grief, project completion, writing, and many other topics. I coach individuals, couples and families.
When clients come to coaching, they know they are ready for a change. Maybe their children are going off to college, or they have experienced a divorce or a death in the family. Clients may want more confidence or more balance in their lives. Perhaps a relationship isn’t going well or they are just tired of living the same old, same old.
Coaching involves both a willingness to be open to new perspectives and an ability to let go of that which no longer serves. It is different than therapy in that it is less about the why and more about the how and when. Coaching is about how to directly experience what it is to nurture and cultivate your awareness, so that you can remain flexible and resilient. It is about how to make changes that you can sustain and integrate into the fabric of your life. The choice is always yours: you decide what is important to explore. As a coach I support and challenge you as you grow, develop and deepen. As my coaching instructor, James Flaherty from New Ventures West, says, “Coaching is not telling people what to do; it’s giving them a chance to examine what they are doing in the light of their intentions.”
“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think: No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking: Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”
~Brené Brown, Daring Greatly
I encourage and support, appreciate and challenge, so that you can make the choices that are right for you. I help you to see your “blind spot” so that you can more readily accept yourself as you are. By building on the trust we create over several months, together we look at emotions, habits and old identities that may be in the way of your growth. We look at boundaries and defenses, communication, and how you use the information you receive from your head, heart and gut. I notice, and help you to thoroughly explore and live into, your hard-won wisdom.
“How do we actively meet our needs so that we form the boundaries that allow us to consciously choose life?”
~Christine Caldwell, Getting Our Bodies Back
Life coaching is an inspiring and intimate process that allows you to learn how to be your own coach in the future. You see what you need to do and who can support you in doing it. You expand your capacity to trust how you live your life.